Poisonous propaganda of the online right-wing machinery

By | March 29, 2016
If you’ve spent enough time on Twitter, you would’ve found out it’s dominated by the right-wing. BJP IT Cell members were originally on Twitter to promote Modi as a PM candidate. A BJP IT Cell in Nagpur apparently consists of around 6200 members. You didn’t have to read this report to know that the RW machinery on Twitter is organized. You’d have thought their work would be done after making Modi the PM but they’ve still stuck around to defend the BJP Govt’s every move.
The RW of trolls of Twitter are notorious for making death, rape threats, indulging in character assassination and using gendered abuses to silence and intimidate those who hold views different to theirs. The RW machinery consists of normal citizens, bigwigs of RW with huge following, BJP IT Cell members and even right leaning editors, news anchors, journalists and some authors.
The right-wing came under fire recently for spinning the murder of Dr. Pankaj Narang as a case of communal violence. Some popular RW accounts were quick to give it a communal colour.
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The communal angle to a murder case was laid to rest by ADCP Monica Bhardwaj.
This is not the first time the online RW has been caught with their pants down. There have been many other instances where right-wing trolls have indulged in propaganda and the unfortunate part is, they’re assisted by some eminent figures like journalists and editors.
Some examples.
1. Meerut “love jihad” case
 
The case of “gang rape and conversion” ended up in a nikaah between the couple. Her enraged father had filed a false complaint of gang rape and the Sangh Parivar took up the case to encourage the bogey of ‘Love Jihad’. Some prominent people on Twitter had already passed judgement on it and stirred the demonisation of a minority community.
2. Tuktuki Mondal case
 
Tuktuki Mandal was abducted and raped by Muslims, claimed the RW, and they claimed there was a larger sinister plot behind it. Tuktuki Mandal returned home and denied charges of kidnapping and said she didn’t want to return to her parents (as she had a tiff with them).
3. Durga Puja “ban”
After rumour-mongering about how under Mamata, Durgo pujan was banned, it came to light that restriction on Durgo pujan has been present for a long time and even slaughtering goats during Eid isn’t allowed in the same village
4. One sided narrative of RSS workers getting killed
Since quite some time the RW has been tweeting gory pics of RSS workers killed by CPM as a form of whataboutery to any claims of majoritarian violence like the recent killing in Jharkhand.
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There is a history of political murders in Kerala and not only CPM, but other parties also indulge in it. These killings are politically motivated and do not have a religious angle to it, as some in the RW suggest. Here’s a comprehensive list of murders by RSS members in Kerala (credit: @goonerblues) which goes against the narrative by right-wingers that only RSS workers are the victims in Kerala.
5. Claiming mass-killings in Malda
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Muslim fundamentalists wreaked havoc in Malda after ‘insult’ to Prophet but the claims of right wing trolls that scores of Hindus died is false. There was vandalism, police vans were set on fire, a nineteen year-old boy and a thirteen-year old girl were injured. It is debatable that the violence indeed had a communal hue.
6. Manufacturing fake videos of Kanhaiyya and spreading false news of Hafeez Saeed’s endorsement of JNU.
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One of the fake video originated from Shilpi Tewari’s account and was also shared by journalist, Aditya Kaul. Propaganda of Hafeez Saeed endorsing JNU student was spread by Rajnath Singh and the Delhi Police, also by those same right-leaning journalists. Later it turned out the Hafeez Saeed tweet was fake.
7. Dismissing Dadri lynching and the recent Jharkhand lynching of two youths as cases of ‘personal enmity’.
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It is a widely accepted fact, as reported by most media outlets, that Dadri killings and hanging of two youths in Jharkhand were communal incidents. Yet the RW machinery wants to spread the canard that they were instances of just ‘enmity’. They aim to dismiss blatant communalism in some cases and imply religious overtones in other cases when there isn’t any to suit their agenda.
In Conclusion
The right-wing leaning journalists, editors and authors shouldn’t act like third-rate Twitter trolls and indulge in spreading lies and communal bile. They should ponder over how their words demonizing minorities contribute to communal tension on the ground. When I confronted such a journalist, she played it down and said condescendingly “I didn’t know I was so powerful”. Well, the likes of her may not be powerful indeed but they do contribute in spreading propaganda on Twitter which then expresses itself in a more crude form on Whatsapp and Facebook. Examples below.
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There are many people in India who unfortunately get their dose of “news” and information through platforms like Facebook and Whatsapp. They don’t bother reading papers and finding out the complete stories. There have been many violent incidents due to rumour-mongering on Whatsapp and other SM platforms. Such incidents include: Dadri killing, Trilokpuri riots and Muzzafarnagar riots. Hope these eminent people exercise caution before communalising or otherwise in the long term they might end up having blood on their hands.
[Original post: https://medium.com/@alkalien/poisonous-propaganda-of-the-online-rw-machinery-e934f5614da9#.tofk7zomt ]

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8 thoughts on “Poisonous propaganda of the online right-wing machinery

  1. Bosco F

    Got it. @gmail.com has been unsubscribed from new posts as well as any conversations.R
    THIS IS WHAT I DID – RESPONSE TO YOU FALSE “CRY WOLF” SHOUTS

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  2. Bosco F

    if you have the guts .. madam.. why dont you tell the world your name. I just identified myself. Really there is NOTHING in India that is even CLOSE TO RW. There are only so called LEFTISTS who are PROSTITUTES for Dawood and other Dubai based clients . I will not be surprised if you are being funded by Saudi Money or ISI .
    Typically Hindus have been tolerant and peace-loving people even the ones that are classified as right wing. We have so many Jain friends but no Jain or Hindu will threaten us to dire consequences if we eat meat. They will disagree with us on many things … there will be debates with our Fathers over conversions etc. Their Swami’s from RK Mission come to our Churches and speech and our Father’s will address a Divali gathering. Few months ago there was debate on Valentine’s day . Ppl gave opinions. No one really crossed the boundaries . For last 10-15 years we voted for congress party because cong. politicians kept selling us this cock and bull story that we are unsafe in BJP SS regime. Now we realize that congress hand in glove with this islamic mafia …and our community as a whole is negotiating with the local BJP workers. We voted Modi . We were blinded all this time by false leftist propaganda which painted BJP and other parties that stood against islamic dada-giri as communal . I hope its NOT TOO LATE FOR NON MOSLEM COMMUNITY TO UNITE …OR THEY’LL ALL PERISH .. IT DOES NOT MATTER IF THEN ..IF YOU ARE HINDU JEWISH CHRISTIAN JAIN SIKH OR BUDDHIST.

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    1. Anonymous

      Abey gadhe name is on the website only.. Look around.. And you dint have to paste you comment twice to get noticed.

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  3. abhay gupta

    U mean to say being RW is being like wrong person, what a narrow attitude u have. please do not send me mails in future. keep ur intellectualism with u, i dnt need them

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    1. Bosco F

      I read all the tweets and this email that came to my inbox. I would like to clarify right off the bat – I am not a so called Hindu. My name is Bosco Fernandes and I am from Mahim area in Mumbai . I work as an interior decorator
      I can vouch 1st hand , that whatever the tweets and reports claim is NOT Hyped. We are living in a gangster islamic world taken right out of bollwyood films. Bollywood films are made which do not necessarily cast islamic gangsters from D company as villains that can be defeated but glorified as heroes who have so much power that its better to shut-up and listen. They run the police. They run the local politicians etc. This very theme is used and template by the community at large ( mostly of them moslems ). I am born and brought up in Mahim area. We stayed with Hindus for more than 40 years. Most Hindus even the RW ones, are the not really RW , they are conservative. If they dont like you .. they will politely avoid you but not just “goonda giri” There are a few ultra fringe minority that sound like ‘clowns’ – they have a lot of “hot air” speech but no teeth to harm. Kind of like Dragons …. look terrible but cant do terrible things. Now coming back to my exp. Every twice a week I have been going to church from the age of 15. I have Liberal Hindu school mates who accompany me. Accross last 5 years things are NOT the same – the moslem population demographics in my area totally changed. to give you an idea We just to have a volley ball ground .. with so many moslems moving to my area.. there is no more volleyball. One family has 5 cars and the entire compound is now an illegal car park. Our society gen sec. issued several appeals to respect the sanctity of these places and they send “darban” to request these ppl most of them moslems to pl park some place else. These moslems – will physically asault and beat up the :darbaan” to the extent that many left the job and others say “saab …hum log unke saame kuch nai kar sakte hai” . Once it got to the point where a crowd marched to the office and shouted openly at our gen. sec. with a loudspeaker “bahar nikaal …saale D souza…..tune teri aurat to chooda hai … to baar aa … tuje dikhate hai ” … they wanted to use public property that belonged to society and a shop-keeper and convert it into mosque. This “Dada giri” doesn’t just end there …. every “eid” seaon our parking space is foricebly used to store their goats that poop all over the place and where do we park ? – get the f**K out of the this place if you dont like staying here. About 90% of defaulters on maintenance bills are Moslems . Every-time we politely tell them … this is :unconstitutional” …. they will reply back with “B**choot …teri maa..:” this is all that comes out of their mouth . These are so called rich moslems ..where at least 1 fam member is a graduate !!! We have to request police protection when we go to church …. on 2 occasions ,.. women from our community who were wearing skirts and going to church were accosted , molested and one was made to wear a burkha . This is because it is un-islamic to pass through the streets on a Jumma day or anyday where the imam is reciting from koran, with western outfits. Last month a dominos pizza shop owned by another christian friend was NOT only FORCED to stop selling pepperoni pizza but now every month as “jurmana” he has to shell out Rs 20K PM GIzya. He wants to wind up and move some place else.. but no Jain / Marwari ..wants to buy from him or rent it out …such is the impact. Last week I stopped at the red light . Light would not change for more than 2 mins. Not sure why. A BMW kept honking at me and then a driver with a white cap got out and started shouting all these B**chod M**chod profanities . He forced me to run over the red light after crashing my bumper with his leg. I was in a skinny Santro . He challenged me to go to the cops and file report. This “go to any cops.. I Know them ..they work for my bhai jaan” is not new… we heard it before. When we go to the police. They will do nothing. If we really press them hard – they will file NC and that is it .
      We Christians are Indians 1st and then Christians . Those tweets ARE NOT JUST REALITY… THEY ARE THE TIP OF THE ICE-BERG . The fact that you hear these things – conversion , violence doesn’t mean RW Hindus hyped it.. it means that …there’s a LOT more going on that is UN-REPORTED DUE TO THREATS AND DADA GIRI

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  4. Rama Krishna

    Your selective examples expose you as fake “left wing”! If only you’d spend more time online, and spend it at smarter sites, you’d know about the formidable (if not compelling) presence of “left wingers” like you.

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  5. Soumyajit Dutta

    This is total bullshit. If Twitter is only filled with RW sanghis then how come Modi became PM with a overwhelming majority. It is you the congis and leftists who are trying to spread false news via mainstream media. The social media and the real public is resisting it by bringing out the true facts.

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    1. Bosco F

      I read all the tweets and this email that came to my inbox. I would like to clarify right off the bat – I am not a so called Hindu. My name is Bosco Fernandes and I am from Mahim area in Mumbai . I work as an interior decorator
      I can vouch 1st hand , that whatever the tweets and reports claim is NOT Hyped. We are living in a gangster islamic world taken right out of bollwyood films. Bollywood films are made which do not necessarily cast islamic gangsters from D company as villains that can be defeated but glorified as heroes who have so much power that its better to shut-up and listen. They run the police. They run the local politicians etc. This very theme is used and template by the community at large ( mostly of them moslems ). I am born and brought up in Mahim area. We stayed with Hindus for more than 40 years. Most Hindus even the RW ones, are the not really RW , they are conservative. If they dont like you .. they will politely avoid you but not just “goonda giri” There are a few ultra fringe minority that sound like ‘clowns’ – they have a lot of “hot air” speech but no teeth to harm. Kind of like Dragons …. look terrible but cant do terrible things. Now coming back to my exp. Every twice a week I have been going to church from the age of 15. I have Liberal Hindu school mates who accompany me. Accross last 5 years things are NOT the same – the moslem population demographics in my area totally changed. to give you an idea We just to have a volley ball ground .. with so many moslems moving to my area.. there is no more volleyball. One family has 5 cars and the entire compound is now an illegal car park. Our society gen sec. issued several appeals to respect the sanctity of these places and they send “darban” to request these ppl most of them moslems to pl park some place else. These moslems – will physically asault and beat up the :darbaan” to the extent that many left the job and others say “saab …hum log unke saame kuch nai kar sakte hai” . Once it got to the point where a crowd marched to the office and shouted openly at our gen. sec. with a loudspeaker “bahar nikaal …saale D souza…..tune teri aurat to chooda hai … to baar aa … tuje dikhate hai ” … they wanted to use public property that belonged to society and a shop-keeper and convert it into mosque. This “Dada giri” doesn’t just end there …. every “eid” seaon our parking space is foricebly used to store their goats that poop all over the place and where do we park ? – get the f**K out of the this place if you dont like staying here. About 90% of defaulters on maintenance bills are Moslems . Every-time we politely tell them … this is :unconstitutional” …. they will reply back with “B**choot …teri maa..:” this is all that comes out of their mouth . These are so called rich moslems ..where at least 1 fam member is a graduate !!! We have to request police protection when we go to church …. on 2 occasions ,.. women from our community who were wearing skirts and going to church were accosted , molested and one was made to wear a burkha . This is because it is un-islamic to pass through the streets on a Jumma day or anyday where the imam is reciting from koran, with western outfits. Last month a dominos pizza shop owned by another christian friend was NOT only FORCED to stop selling pepperoni pizza but now every month as “jurmana” he has to shell out Rs 20K PM GIzya. He wants to wind up and move some place else.. but no Jain / Marwari ..wants to buy from him or rent it out …such is the impact. Last week I stopped at the red light . Light would not change for more than 2 mins. Not sure why. A BMW kept honking at me and then a driver with a white cap got out and started shouting all these B**chod M**chod profanities . He forced me to run over the red light after crashing my bumper with his leg. I was in a skinny Santro . He challenged me to go to the cops and file report. This “go to any cops.. I Know them ..they work for my bhai jaan” is not new… we heard it before. When we go to the police. They will do nothing. If we really press them hard – they will file NC and that is it .
      We Christians are Indians 1st and then Christians . Those tweets ARE NOT JUST REALITY… THEY ARE THE TIP OF THE ICE-BERG . The fact that you hear these things – conversion , violence doesn’t mean RW Hindus hyped it.. it means that …there’s a LOT more going on that is UN-REPORTED DUE TO THREATS AND DADA GIRI

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